Social media has quickly overtaken society as a fun venue to chat with friends and stay up to date on daily life. However, social media activity can lead you to inadvertently releasing extensive information online about you that you may not realize. Once it has been posted online, it is public information and can be… Read More
What does “personal injury” mean? In American law, it is any injury done to you that doesn’t involve your property. This includes your body, your emotions, and your mind. Personal injury lawyers help plaintiffs pursue damages against people who caused harm to these, most often the body.
The goal is to get the courts to rule in our favor and judge that you’re eligible for enough financial compensation to be “made whole”, that is, to bring you to a state of how you were before the incident, according to the law.
The range of things that can injure a person is broad. That’s why there are so many sub-specialties. On this page, we’ve collected general information on different types of personal injury claims, including drug claims, spinal claims, head injuries, and more. If there is a specific type of personal injury you’re interested in, check our category page for a full listing of sub-pages.
In any personal injury case, you have to prove that you were injured by something or someone and that it was their fault, not yours. If you can do this, you have a case. Personal injury lawyers can tell you how likely it is you’ll be able to win, give you an estimate on how much you could win, and tell you if there are any legal challenges specific to your circumstances.
You should not try to file a personal injury lawsuit on your own. Always contact a lawyer first. If you live in Florida, the lawyers to call are the team at Chalik Law. We’re ready to help.
You may think that if you have the minimum insurance required by Florida law, you are covered after a car accident. In fact, without bodily injury liability coverage, you are very much at risk of being personally responsible for medical bills or other damages resulting from a car accident. Here are some reasons why you… Read More
According to the Brevard County Fire Rescue, on March 14, a child was airlifted to a trauma center after he suffered a severe head injury at the Space Coast Field of Dreams Sports Park in West Melbourne, Florida. No information is available about how the injury occurred or the condition of the child. Space Coast… Read More
Legislators in Florida would like to make it illegal for kids to ride a skateboard without wearing a helmet. According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2014, over 100,000 people suffered a head injury from skateboarding. In an effort to decrease that number, Florida legislators are attempting to enact a law that would compel riders… Read More
Experiencing a slip and fall accident can leave one hurt and feeling upset. However, in a state of confusion, one might end up taking steps that can be harmful. Your actions immediately after a fall can have significant impact on a future lawsuit. Here are the top three things to avoid after a slip and… Read More
A diabetes medication considered safe for pregnant women could potentially be used to treat or prevent preeclampsia, a leading cause of maternal death. Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that kills more than 60,000 women around the world each year. It occurs when an insufficient blood supply to the placenta causes the release of toxins into… Read More
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of five slip and fall accidents results in a head injury, broken bones or other serious injuries. Hazardous conditions such as spills on supermarket floors and cracked sidewalks have the potential to cause slip and fall accidents that can lead to significant head injuries…. Read More
You may have access to a number of resources as you help your child or a close family member cope with the impact of a spinal cord injury. Consider these five factors as you help your loved one recover and adjust to life after a serious accident: Medical specialists – Physicians and medical specialists with a… Read More
Orphan drugs are those that the federal government approves for use in the treatment of rare diseases that affect less than 200,000 people. New medications that treat rare forms of cancer or rare cancer-related symptoms are hitting the market all the time, despite their lack of clinical trials, a study published by Harvard researchers in… Read More
A recent Texas DUI manslaughter verdict has victim advocates concerned that wealth may increasingly be used as a legal defense for negligence. The verdict arose from the trial of Ethan Couch, a 16-year-old boy who killed four people and injured two in a drunk driving crash on June 15, 2013. Couch’s defense attorney successfully argued… Read More
The use of social media content as evidence in legal cases has increased over the years. With millions of Americans making status updates, uploading media and checking in at locations via smartphones, tablets and computers, it’s easy to track a social media user’s life just by visiting his or her profile. When our clients have… Read More
Child sexual abuse is a tragic and unthinkable crime. The issues surrounding child sexual abuse are not discussed much in society perhaps because the crime is so horrific. While it may be emotionally difficult, pursuing a civil lawsuit in addition to filing criminal charges is one way these victims can address their abusers to seek… Read More
Recovery can be very hard on some people. Being unable to go about your normal daily activities, forced to rest at home, and not being able to just get up and go can lead to waves of frustration, depression, and anxiety. Try to keep angst at bay while you’re recovering from your injury with these… Read More
When most people think of Florida motor vehicle accidents, they think of cars, SUVS, pickup trucks and motorcycles. However, many different types of vehicles can be involved in dangerous crashes, including golf carts. Surprisingly, golf cart accidents are on the rise – especially in states with warm temperate climates, a large elderly population and lots… Read More
Head injuries often happen in car accidents. The sudden impact of an auto wreck can leave damages to the brain, which, if acute, must be medically treated immediately. These are things you should not do if someone is injured in a Florida car accident, if there are signs of a brain injury: A head wound… Read More